Sometani Shota

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Name:
染谷将太

  • Name (romaji): Sometani Shota
  • Nicknames: (“Someya”)
  • Birthdate: 1992-Sep-03
  • Birthplace: Tokyo
  • Height: 172cm
  • Star sign: Virgo
  • Talent agency: Toys Factory (2013 – )
  • Genre: TV, Film
  • Active: 2001 –
  • Awards: 9

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Sometani isn’t your typical ‘ikemen’, he is nonetheless one of this generations best Japanese actors. (I could be bias ♥ ♥ ♥ )

He might be young, but Someya has done far more than your average 21 year old. Acting in over 40 plus films, starring with some of best in the industry, and even being the muse of one of Japans most prolific directors, Someya is already a ‘veteran’ of the screen, of sorts. And if that wasn’t enough, this multifaceted youth has now turned his talents to directing, with his debut short film Similar But Different (2013) out in cinemas later in the year.

Acting, directing, photograph-ing – what ever Someya does he succeeds at, so expect to see more of this award-winning actor on the  screen, particularly in the roles of the quirky, dramatic and complicated.

(or maybe even behind the screen).

Notes:

On January 1, 2015, Shota Sometani announced his marriage to actress Rinko Kikuchi via a posting on his website (shotasometani.jp/news).

Films

Dear Deer | Dia Dia (2015) – Fujio
Bakuman (2015) – Eiji Niizuma
Teacher And Stray Cat (2015) – young man working at city hall
Strayer’s Chronicle (2015) – Manabu
Parasyte Part 2
| Kiseiju Part 2 (2015) – Shinichi Izumi
Sayonara Kabukicho (2015) – Toru
Parasyte Part 1 | Kiseiju Part 1 (2014) – Shinichi Izumi
As the Gods Will | Kamisama no Iu Toori (2014) – Satake
Tears of Grapes | Budou no Namida (2014) – Roku
Tokyo Tribe (2014) – MC SHOW

Drive in Gamo (2014) – Toshi
Wood Job! | Wood Job! Kamusari Nana Nichijo (2014) – Yuki Hirano
The Snow White Murder Case (2014) – Hasagawa
Similar But Different* (2013)
Eien no zero (2013) – Oishi Kenichirou
Kiyosu Kaigi (2013) – Mori Ranmaru
Riaru Kanzen Naru Kubinagaryu no Hi | REAL (2013) – Atsumi’s assistant
Touching the Skin of Eeriness (2013) – Chihiro
Jellyfish Eyes (2013) – Blue Dragon
The Millennial Rapture | Sennen no Yuraku (2013)
Now Jacqueline Satoru
Su-chan  Mai-chan Sawako-san (2013) – Chiba
The Intermission (2013) – Sota
Brain Man | No Otoko (2013)
Strawberry Night (2013) – Yanai Ken
Lesson of the Evil | Aku no Kyoten (2012) – Keisuke Hayamizu
5 Windows (2012) – Tooma
Love Sickness (2012) – Marushima
Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer (2012) – Tokugawa Ietsuna
Wolf Children | Okami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) – Tanabe sensei (voice)
Sadako 3D (2012) – Enoki
Isn’t Anyone Alive? (2012) – Keisuke
Always: Sunset on Third Street 3 (2012) – Kenji
Himizu (2012) – Yuichi Sumida
Correctly Forget (2011) – Yukio
Life Back Then | Antoki no Inochi (2011) – Yamaki Nobuo
Tokyo Kouen (2011) – Hiro Takai
A Man With Style | Azemichi no Dandy (2011) – Kota
A Liar and a  Broken Girl (2011) – Mii-kun
Tokyo Island | Tokyo-jima (2010) – Manta
Awaremi Mumashika  (2010) – High school student
Yuriko no Aroma (2010) – Tetsuya
Lost House (2010)* – Sota
Nora | ノラ (2009)* – Kasai
Pandora’s Box | Pandora no hako (2009) – Hibari
One Anniversary Story (2009) – Yoshinori
Cheer Cheer Cheer!  (2008) – Tamura
Namida tsubo (2008) – Yusuke (teenager)
Dandelion (2008)
Death File 2 (2008) – Kazuhiko Horiguichi
Fourteen | 14 Sai (2007)
Death File (2007) – Kazuhiko Horiguchi
Aogeba Totoshi (2006)
Devilman (2004) – Susumu
The Boy from Hell  | Jigoku kozo (2004) – Daiyu (child)
Wild Berries | Hebi ichigo (2003) – Masuda
Ping Pong (2002) – Child
STACY (2001) – Boy eaten by zombies

Awards

Best Actor – 2009 (11th) TAMA NEW WAVE festival
Best Emerging Actor – 2010 (3rd) TAMA film festival
Rookie of the Year Award – 2011 (66th) Manichi Awards
Marcello Mastroianni Award – 2011 (68th) Venice Film Festival
Rookie of the Year Award – 2011 (3rd)Japan Staff Theatre Festival
Rookie Actor Award – 2012 (36th) Japanese Academy Prize
Best Actor Award – 2012 (17th) Japan Internet Movie Award

Director

Short Films

Similar But Different (2013)

Screenwriter

Short Films

Similar But Different (2013)

Dramas (Screenshot gallery) 

Shokuzai no Sonata (WOWOW / 2015) – Mikiya Tojo
MOZU [Season 1] (TBS/2014) – Takayuki
Minna! Esper! Dayo | Everyone’s! Esper! (TV Tokyo/ 2013) – Kamogawa Yoshiro
Neo Ultra Q (WOWOW/ 2013) – GA ep 8
XXXHOLiC (WOWOW / 2013) – Kimihiro Watanuki
Tsumi  to Batsu: A Falsified Romance (WOWOW / 2012) – Haruka Mikoshiba
Blackboard: Ikiro (TBS / 2012) – Asakura Shigeki
O-PARTS (Fuji TV / 2012) – Yuma
The Tempest (NHK / 2011) – Shotaio
Ohmiya-san 8 (TB Asahi/ 2011) – Kyoichi (G.A ep 5)
Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~ (NHK / 2011) – G.A ep 2-6 Mori Boumaru
Seven Lucky Gods (CX/ 2010) – Fukuo
I’ll Still Love You Ten Years from Now (2010) – Yuta Onozawa
Atami no Sousakan (TV Asahi / 2010) – Azisawa
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan (TBS/ 2010) – G.A ep 4 and 9
Bukatsudo (WOWOW/ 2010) – Tsuyoshi (G.A ep 3)
Ryomaden (NHK / 2010) – G.A ep 14-15
Sotsu Uta (Fuji TV/ 2010) – Masanobu Kato
Saka no ue no kumo  (NHK / 2009) – Akiyama Yoshifuru (young)
Koishite Akuma – Vampire Boy (Fuji TV / 2009) – Nobuto
Aishu no Romera   (Fuji TV / 2008) – Kagami Kyosuke (young)
Shikakau Ukeoinin 2 (Fuji TV/ 2007) – G.A ep 2
Hokaben (NTV / 2008) –  G.A ep 5-6
Battery  (NHK / 2008) – Tsukasa
Dear Students! (TV Asahi / 2007)
Dream Again (NTV / 2007) – G.A ep 7-8
The Tragedy of M  | M no Higeki (TBS / 2005) – Ando (young)
Ohmiya-san 3 (TV Asahi/ 2003) – Takeshi Todo (G.A ep 5)
Kamen Rider 555 (TV Asahi/ 2003) – Boy bully role (ep 37)
Welcome to the Highlands (TBS/ 2003) – Kid
Musashi (NHK/2003) – G.A ep 13
Secret Rendezvous Inn-North Kamakura affair murder trip (TV Tokyo/ 2002) – Shuichi
Aibou: Season 1 (TV Asahi / 2002) – Tezuka (G.A ep 5)

TV Movies

Shindo: Guardian and Bodyguard Episode 2 (TBS/ 2013) – Yamamoto Isamu
Utamaro 2 (EX/ 2012)
Family Complex (NTV / 2012) – Shota Tosaki
Shindo: Guardian and Bodyguard (TBS/ 2012) – Yamamoto Isamu
Kokoro no Ito (NHK / 2010) – Tsuzuki
A School Behind Bars (TBS / 2010)
Shoeshine Boy (TV Tokyo/ 2010) – Tsukasa Masato
The Queen Bee | Jyooubachi (Fuji TV / 2006)
Abarenbo Shogun 04 Spring Special (TV Asahi/ 2004) – Rintaro
I don’t do! Mystery of the molestation crisis (—)
Night of the Kamaitachi| Kamaitachi no Yoru (TBS/ 2002) – Toru

Awards

Rookie of the Year – 2010 (65th) Japan Broadcasting Art Film
Rookie of the Year – (2013) Elan D’or Awards

Other Works

Vol 2. 4 x 4(2010)
Re: Dream (Bee TV/ 2012)
Koroko (D/ 2012)
Stage

Prayer and Monster – 3-sisters Nanigawa vers. (2013)

PROMOTIONAL WORK

PV appearances

JUJU – Hello, Again (2010)
BUMP OF CHICKEN – Good Luck (2012)
Shimizu Shota – Before Winter Ends (2012)

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